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    Posted: 21 Feb 2012 at 11:35am
Hi  That will not be cheap.
A new shaft and off the shelf seal will fix it. very easy to do. I don't mind
 
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Alternately, fit a macerator pump and eliminate the potential for blockage by food waste and the endless pumping to empty the tank for the winter!Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote St Paddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 8:02am

Hi Michel

I'm sure I can put a kit together. The shaft is just a standard bit of bar with the threads put on the end and the seals are off the shelf.

Your right the pump works well and also it is correct for the Contessa 32

I will supply a drawing of what is required for the plastic top. so a local machine shop can do it for you.

My email address is available from the forum. Please let me have an email address for you.

I will only charge the cost of materials, This forum is not for profit. I agree with the principal and enjoy helping other Contessa owners.

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Fluid Power can supply a suitable seal:
 
FPE Ltd
2 Kellow Road
Darlington
Co Durham
DL1 4YA
01325 282732
 
The replacement is not as deep as the original but can be packed out and works fine.   Sorry I have mislaid the ref number - send the old one and they will sort it out. 
Minimum charge, I think you have to buy two.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote St Paddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2012 at 7:59am

Yes I concidered that when sorting mine, but the biggist problem is the plastic cap. It's also the bush and seal housing, and the bush wears then the shaft can move side to side and the seal is unable to accept the side movement as you pump out.  That is why I went up a size.

 
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I sent Fluid Power the seal at the top of the pump handle and the seal at the bottom of the plunger along with the bush above the top seal. The new seal at the bottom was just a bit too big to fit back into the pump, but the seal at the top works fine.  They didn't seem to be able to replace the bush though.  I have re-assembled the pump with the new top seal and it seems not to be leaking. If it still holding after our summer cruise then I will be more than satisfied!   The person at Fluid Power I spoke to said he'd e mailed me with a price, but the e mail never got through. It was all, however, quickly sorted out on the phone when I called a second time.
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Hi

I sent FPE my old top seal on Monday, they machined 4 new ones on Tuesday and I got them back Wednesday.  It looks identical and also more substantial.  Once fitted it turned my weak leaky pump into a water tight high pressure weapon.  Will have to see how it lasts but first impressions are good.
I have a couple of spares.  They charged me £3 each if anyone wants one let me know and for cost plus p&p i'll send on.  Very easy to fit once you get the pump out of situ.

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